Get Rolling on Your Most Inventive Artwork Ever! What lurks in the shadows of your imagination? This book takes you deep into the dusty corners and dark recesses where your most original ideas lie in wait, showing you how to lure them out into daylight, and shape them into fantastic yet believable concept art. Experimentation is the cornerstone of Fantasy Genesis. A series of dice rolls and corresponding word lists present you with an infinite variety of jumping-off points and visual problems to solve. The challenge (and the fun) is to meld seemingly unrelated and everyday elements such as a caterpillar, seashells, fire or a hammer into exceptionally curious, grotesque, oddly beautiful and totally unexpected creations. 40+ step-by-step mini-demonstrations illustrate basic techniques for drawing a wide range of fantasy elements and forms 3 game variations (complete with game sheets) lead you to create fiercely imaginative objects, creatures and humanoids 3 full-length demonstrations show how to play the game from your first rolls of the die to finished concept drawings Use this art-game as a warm-up, a bulldozer for creative-block or a daily sketching exercise to generate a stockpile of inspired beasties, heroes, costumes, weapons and other never-before-dreamt creations. It all starts with a roll, a word and your imagination.
Author: Ed Sheeran Limited (FSO Ed Sheeran)
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2014-10-09
With words by Ed Sheeran and illustrations by his childhood friend, artist Phillip Butah (who produces artwork for Sheeran's albums and singles), and accompanying photos, Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey is an exclusive, fully authorised, first-person account by Ed of how he became an internationally renowned singer-songwriter. In the book, Ed explores his early musical experiences and influences as well as his time recording and touring, right up to the release of his second album, 'x'. The book reveals what drives and inspires Ed as he continues to evolve as an artist, while coping with stratospheric success, and is an honest account of what it takes to make it in the music business. With Phillip Butah's distinctive portraits of Ed throughout, this is a unique book celebrating a unique musician. It includes Ed's recollections of working tirelessly on the London gig circuit and self-releasing EPs, working hard on finding his sound, signing to Asylum Records and recording his huge hit album, '+', performing at the Grammys, touring with Taylor Swift and sell-out headline gigs at Madison Square Garden. It takes us up to Ed as a musician today, including recording his new album, 'x'.
Author: Sarah Simblet
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2006-03-01
Sketch Book for the Artist Covering a wide range of themes from portraits to plant studies and still life, and showing how to tackle each subject in a variety of different ways, the Sketch Book for the Artist aims to widen the reader's understanding of drawing and to inspire them to pick up a pencil and draw. Alongside drawings by famous artists, the book uses the author's own sketch book as a way to examine attitudes and demonstrate specific techniques. Sarah Simblet is the author of the highly acclaimed Anatomy for the Artist. She teaches at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art in Oxford, England, and her work is highly regarded and held in many national and private collections around the world.
This practical guide to drawing shows how to turn the workings of your imagination into art, to draw fantasy worlds, characters and creatures, picking up essential drawing and sketching skills along the way.